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Alcantara Gorge

Via Nazionale 5 | Motta Camastra, 98030, Sicily, Italy
+39 333 360 9545
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Walk along the floor of this 223-foot deep lava canyon - a narrow, scenically spectacular gorge carved out of the rock by a fast-flowing stream.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“the river” (41 reviews)
“cold water” (9 reviews)
“car park” (17 reviews)
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Via Nazionale 5 | Motta Camastra, 98030, Sicily, Italy
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+39 333 360 9545
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"the river"
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"cold water"
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"car park"
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"nice view"
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"public entrance"
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"rock formations are"
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"body rafting"
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"euros per person"
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"botanical gardens"
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"giardini naxos"
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"small beach"
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"flip flops"
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"amazing experience"
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"your bathing suit"
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Reviewed yesterday

We dressed neopren clothes on the gas station on the right side of road. Then w walked about 5 minutes to the stairs. When we reached the river we had to wait for sam hamlets and rescue jacket for some 15 minutes then the calvary...More

Thank gregor o
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Reviewed 5 days ago

What an amazing place. I'm so glad I visited the Alcantara Gorges and will definitely be back.Water is very cold but after a while it'll be fine.

Thank Anastasher
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited with Sais Tous on our way back to Taormina during the Mount Etna full day excursion. We only had an hour at Alcantara Gorge but it really enhanced our day. We took the steps option which cost just 1.5 euros per person. It...More

Thank GemZ77
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Alcantara Gorge is definitely a sight to see if you are going to be in that part of Sicily. It is such a unique attraction. Very pleasant to hang out on the banks where the water is calm, but you can also check out...More

Thank Tracman21k
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place is stunning and Luca is an incredibile tour guide. He lead us through the Gole and gave us many recommendations to take the best out of our road trip around Sicily.

Thank Davide A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Body trekking with our guide Luca was a very good experience ! If you visit Alcantara canyon you should do the body trekking with that funny and safety guide (his english is perfect aswell).

1  Thank Donatien L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a slow and hot start we (family of 4, two girls aged 8 and 10) descended to the alcantare. Felt a bit overdressed in our suits with lifevest and helmets, while everyone else was in normal bathing clothes. But soon we were happy with...More

1  Thank ralphbergmans
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a cool about 2hrs canyoning tour with Associazione Truvatura. It was suitable for families and beginners. The guides made sure everybody was safe and did some practice at the beginning. There is an extra climbing option for the more advanced participants. Wet suits,...More

Thank User3789
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An excellent day out and a fantastic experience. All the family enjoyed it and the hosts were brilliant.

Thank Joanne B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived at this place after having done the Mt Etna organised trip (which was excellent).. We got the impression from the word go that this was a "stocking filler" after the main event. We were persuaded whilst en route to the Gorge that we...More

4  Thank mickw368
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Elena J
31 July 2018|
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Response from soobroo99 | Reviewed this property |
Depends on the time of year. We go in June and it was fine. August would be busy A’s Italians take there holidays then I’ve been in November and it was dead
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alanpunter
24 July 2018|
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Response from soobroo99 | Reviewed this property |
I haven’t done body rafting due to medical reasons but if you wade up you can easily carry your camera Leaving stuff on the”beach” area like towels etc is fine and it’s safe. Nothing has been stolen If you want to do an... More
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Mary Josette M
1 June 2018|
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Response from Katharina S |
There are two gates, one is for about 13-17€ and there is an elevator. The other one is for 1,50€ and there are about 200 stairs. They are in intervalls, so you can take a break anytime while going up. They are in the shadow... More
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